International Interdisciplinary Conference on University Sport: Inspiring Innovation

University of Trento, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (MART)
Rovereto (Trento), Italy

Focus & Objective

The objective of the conference is to provide a world-class forum where world-class experts can explore what role can be played by university sport in supporting the technological and social innovation challenges of the next decade’s globalized world. The theme will be investigated from three different angles: research, education and careers.

Why in Trentino?
Trentino has made long-term and irreversible strategic investments to create an innovation intensive environment able to foster economic development and job creation. And Trentino is a region where sport plays a critical role, e.g. in tourism. We want university sport to become a focal point for future innovation initiatives.

For whom?
Academic and industrial researchers, practitionners, sport managers, innovators, entrepreneurs, sport people, market analysts, investors, policy makers.

A permanent International Observatory on University Sport and Innovation will be established, which will monitor the role of university sports in inspiring innovative projects, products, services and career opportunities and will promote awareness and new initiatives.
A formal declaration of intents on university sports as an inspiration for innovation will be proposed for signature to academic and political authorities.

Co-located with the biennial conference on Mountain, Health and Sport (MSH-2013)


Submission of abstract: September 30, 2013
Extension for Submission of abstract: October 15, 2013

Notification: October 30, 2013

Registration: September 1, 2013 - November 20, 2013

Late/on site Registration: November 20, 2013 - December 9, 2013

The Winter Universiade Conference is part of the
Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade
11-21 December

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Project Manager
Vanessa Ravagni
tel. + 39 0461 281238

Events and Meeting office
University of Trento
via Belenzani, 12 - 38122 Trento

Trentino 2013 - Winter Universiade
via Renato Lunelli, 4
38122 Trento, Italy